Nation’s leading experts in nutrition, obesity, and health will speak at the Food & Family Conference in Chicago

August 19, 2015

Urbana, Ill.—Want to learn more about the changing food environment or about challenges that arise from feeding children in multiple settings? On Sept. 17, the University of Illinois’s Family Resiliency Center and the Christopher Family Foundation are partnering to bring together some of the nation’s leading experts in human nutrition, obesity research, and child and family health to The University Club of Chicago.

The program will feature a wide range of topics, including pediatric nutrition, picky eating, immigrant families and acculturation, and school and child care programs. Attendees will learn why it's important to connect food and families in positive ways, explore the challenges and solutions to promoting healthy eating, and examine the challenges that come from feeding children in multiple settings.

The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the $75 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and a catered reception after the speaking sessions. To learn more about the event, please visit the conference’s webpage. For any additional questions, contact FRC Assistant Director Brenda Koester at or 217-244-6486.



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